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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Two Roads Will Now Honor Veterans

HARRISBURG – The state House on Monday unanimously passed legislation authored by state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) that would recognize the contributions of Clearfield and Elk County veterans to our communities and our country. House Bill 1135 now moves to Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk for his signature into law.

“Officials from Huston Township and Johnsonburg Borough approached me about designating roadways in honor of our veterans, and it was a pleasure working with all of them to get this accomplished,” Gabler said. “Both communities are very proud of their veterans, and this is just another way to show that pride. It has been a pleasure working with the Huston Township supervisors, Johnsonburg Borough Council and Johnsonburg Mayor Theresa Cherry to enact this fitting tribute to our local veterans.”

House Bill 1135 would designate the Route 153 bridge over the Bennett Branch in Penfield as the Huston Township Veterans Memorial Bridge. Additionally, it would re-name the Route 219 bypass in Johnsonburg as the Veterans of Johnsonburg Bypass.

“We have specific holidays to honor our veterans but remembering all they have done for us should happen more frequently than that,” added Gabler. “Traveling these stretches of highway will be constant reminders of the contributions made by the men and women who serve and have served our country.”

Gabler also hosts a monthly outreach event for all area veterans. A representative from the Pennsylvania office of the American Legion visits Gabler’s DuBois district office the first Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The office is located in Suite 10 of the DuBois Area Plaza, 1221 East DuBois Ave., DuBois.

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